Man assaulted by two men in robbery attempt in Three Bridges

Crime
Crime

A man was attacked by two men who emerged from bushes in an attempted robbery in Three Bridges on Wednesday January 28.

The victim, a 40-year-old man, was walking along Pondwood Road at about 9.45pm, and turned on to a path that leads to the underpass under the Hazlewick flyover.

On the path two men came out from the bushes, police said.

One punched the victim in the face while the other pushed the man to the ground.

Once the victim was on the floor he was hit to his head and body multiple times, but it is unknown whether a weapon was used.

While the attack was ongoing, one of the men searched the victim’s pockets, but nothing was stolen. Both men fled in the direction of Pondwood Road.

Both suspects are described as white, about 5’ 8” and of medium build, and were wearing dark coloured trousers and dark footwear.

One was described as wearing a white sports type jacket and the other was wearing a dark tailored style jacket.

Detective sergeant Peter Yarrow said; “This is an isolated incident for the area but if you were in the area that evening and saw anything suspicious please contact us on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1455 of 28/01.

“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”